All heroes need allies!
Care Today was founded in 1991 and have 30+ residential homes ranging from 1 to 6 beds in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire, Stoke, Yorkshire and Wolverhampton. Their aim is to offer individualised child-centered packages with an emphasis on a return to family or, if not appropriate, to family living (fostering). They strive to achieve a residential experience which is as de-institutionalised as possible – the base for outreach work in the community.
Care Today also have a DFES approved residential special school in Staffordshire which specialises in working with children who have significant social , emotional and behavioural difficulties. They have a particular focus on outdoor and vocational education, horticulture and animal husbandry, and music.
Care Today links with Parallel Parents by providing a transitional link between residential and family-based settings. Many of Care Today’s residential homes are specialised fostering resource centres which offer support to more challenging and complex fostering placements experiencing difficulties adjusting to family living. Resource centres offer a variety of intervention strategies such as outreach work to meet the specific needs of the young person, residential respite and bridging placements to support placement stability, and family intervention work.
Training 2 Care is a City & Guilds approved training and development centre which provides both internal and external training for social workers, managers, residential care staff and foster carers. All their courses are aimed at enhancing the quality of care given by people working with looked after children and young people.
Training 2 Care provide specialist training for our foster carers on subjects such as behaviour management, attachment training, life story work, internet safety, therapeutic approaches, first aid, preparing for independence and much more. Training is also tailored to suit particular the interests and requirements of our foster carers depending on the type of children they look after and their individual needs.
Find out if you could be a foster carer
You don’t need to be a superhero to become a foster carer – we need people from all walks of life and from lots of different backgrounds.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on your own or in a couple, own your home or rent, work or are on benefits, are gay or straight or have children or not!
Take the first step towards becoming
a foster carer today
Head Office: 2nd Floor Lansdowne House,
85 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LR
0800 023 4450
Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.